Using ChatGPT to tackle the time-consuming tasks for teachers
6 Ways to Use ChatGPT to Save Time
Teachers can use the artificial intelligence tool to effectively automate some routine tasks.
Students can be more engaged when learning is connected with real-world problems. These picks build bridges beyond the classroom by connecting content with careers, giving opportunities to join local and worldwide communities, showing everyday applications of learning, and getting students to do authentic activities that have a real impact.
Top Picks for Connecting the Classroom and Real World | Common Sense Education
Top Picks for Connecting the Classroom and Real World is a list of 34 apps, games, and websites curated by Common Sense Education editors.
School leadership can be challenging during times of significant change. There is always tension between how things are and how things may need to be to move forward. Leaders have to stand in the 'gap' between reality and possibility. To successfully navigate this 'gap' requires compassion, courage and curiosity.
Using the Power of Compassion, Curiosity, and Creativity to Lead During Times of Change
Leading from the “tragic gap” between how we’d like things to be and how they are is tough but can be done with the right mindset.
Education 4.0 reimagines education as a lifelong learning journey with teachers, educators and mentors as facilitators and enablers.
Education 4.0: Here are 3 skills that students will need for the jobs of the future
Education 4.0: Problem-solving, collaboration and adaptability are the three critical skills that students need to understand and then learn to apply.
It should not be too surprising that key challenges facing education reform are linked to skills development for the next generation and student engagement. Minor adjustments to curricula, assessments, exams & reporting are no longer effective.
"Reform challenges in school education" by Geoff N. Masters
The central thesis of this paper has been that the challenges now confronting schools globally will require fundamental reforms of the external frameworks within which schools work. Today’s challenges to better prepare young people for the future and to ensure that every student learns successfully will not be met by simply expecting teachers to change what they do or by making minor adjustments to current curricula, assessment, examination, reporting and credentialling arrangements. Today’s challenges require deep reforms and a willingness to reimagine—in other words, to ‘transform’ existing learning systems. This is essential because the external frameworks within which teachers and students work are such strong determinants of day-to-day practice. Three principles with the potential to guide transformation efforts were outlined. Each principle challenges features of existing learning systems, including a widespread emphasis on passive, reproductive learning at the expense of more holistic student development; an emphasis on timed, lock-step learning at the expense of flexibility in the timing and rate of learning; and an emphasis on grading students on how well they have learnt bodies of taught content at the expense of understanding individual learning needs and monitoring students’ long-term growth. The paper has argued that deep reforms guided by these principles are urgently required if progress is to be made in addressing the two global challenges.
With ChatGPT and other AI tools at the fingertips of students it will be easy for them to provide a 'right' answer, so let's make their thinking visible so we actually know they have understood.
3 Activities That Make Thinking Visible
Sometimes students give the right answers, but still don't understand the material. Here are a few ways to gain better insights into their learning process.S...
For better mental health, read a book! Studies show a range of psychological benefits from book reading.
Why reading books is good for society, wellbeing and your career
Our research showed reading as a teenager was a stronger indicator of curiosity than, say, their mathematical ability.
The main theme of this article is that people are naturally very efficient learners and that we can more effectively make use of this fact in our current education and training systems.
Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education
As a self-directed approach to learning, heutagogy is underpinned by the assumptions of two key philosophies: humanism and constructivism.
One key to unlocking writing engagement and stretching their craft is to add an outside audience.
5 Authentic Audiences to Ramp Up Students’ Interest in Writing
Young writers appreciate the chance to write for someone other than their teacher.
Creativity | Digital Skills | Collaboration | Global Citizenship | Environmental Stewardship [Skills for a New Future]
5 Skills Kids Will Need In The Future
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Ideas for incorporating AI tools into classes while retaining and reinforcing critical thinking skills.
Some Ideas for Using ChatGPT in Middle and High School Classes
Teachers can use tools like ChatGPT as one strategy in their efforts to teach students how to think critically and write effectively.
Usable, flexible and effective teaching strategies that can get kids thinking!
6 Instructional Strategies That Challenge And Support Students
A teaching strategy is anything the teacher does to help students learn. From reciprocal teaching to clarity, here are 6 to get started.
There are many ways we can use educational technology to build community and connect to a global community. Using digital tools can enrich student learning by collaborating with others and appreciating the diversity of a global community.
7 Edtech tools to connect students to a global community - MindShift
Educational technology can connect students around the world while building literacy and digital citizenship skills. Teachers Karalee Wong Nakatsuka and Laurel Aguilar-Kirchhoff recommend 7 tools in their book “Bring History and Civics to Life," published by ISTE.
Every student can learn, but can they do it better? Our brains are constantly changing as a result of the experiences we have. We can help students maximise their learning by using some evidence-based strategies to help them learn at their best.
Teaching Students to Use Evidence-Based Studying Strategies
Applying studying methods that strengthen the brain’s ability to retrieve information can help students learn more effectively.
The urge to jump in and fix things when students are struggling is instinctive. Sometimes our best intentions put us on the wrong side of learning. Productive failure packs a punch!
If You’re Not Failing, You’re Not Learning
The learning scientist Manu Kapur, architect of the theory of productive failure, on reframing our notion of failure, and letting kids stumble (but with purpose).
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